Pancreatitis diet alcohol

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Avatar n tn Very good recovery given that you avoid any alcohol intake, that includes mouthwash and nyquil. Also a low fat high carb diet is the best for this disease.
Avatar m tn I am worried it's pancreatitis, but I have had a complete abdominal ultrasound on all internal organs (negative) and labs for LFT's Kidney function, Cholesterol, all were normal, although no pancreas panels were ordered. I brought it up to my dr she said pancreatitis is excrutiating, and mine isn't. I have read conflicting info some say excruciating some say not so. I am confused and scared, my wife is pregnant with our first child, and I don't want to die.
719251 tn?1230344505 My mother has been suffering from Pancreatitis for the past 4months. She has been in hospital three times with severe pain, vomitting, and fluid in the abdominal. In that time she has lots over 25kg. She is 60 years old but since loosing so much weight she looks like 80 years old. She no longer drinks but continues to smoke. What worries me the most is that she eats very tiny amount of food, she vomitts everyday and she is just not getting any better.
Avatar f tn She thought she had the flu for over two weeks, she went to the ER and was admitted for acute pancreatitis. She stayed in the hospital for 2 weeks. Ellie is a vegan so her diet was optimal to start with. After a month or two things settled back into normal and then she had another episode in October/11. Scans and tests do not reveal any stones or blocked ducts but 1/3 of her pancreas is necrotic. She was a healthy 25 yr old that by her own admission did drink beer and or wine but not to excess.
Avatar n tn My grndmother dies from pancreatic cancer, my father has alcoholic pancreatitis, and my sister has pancreatitis. Many DR. we have talked with say this disease is NOT hereditary but I feel that in many cases it is. My father was an alcoholic most of my life, now recovered he has this lasting effect. His pancreas is severly damaged, the DR said if he drank again it would kill him.
Avatar f tn The most common cause of chronic pancreatitis is many years of heavy alcohol use. The chronic form of pancreatitis can be triggered by one acute attack that damages the pancreatic duct. The damaged duct causes the pancreas to become inflamed. Scar tissue develops and the pancreas is slowly destroyed." You can't live without your pancreas, so if it's destroyed, the end result will not be a happy one.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with mild pancreatitis over 4 years ago it is on going. I currently still am experiencing slight pain on my right side. I have been seen by a GI doctor and a CT Scan, Ultra sound, MRCP have been performed. No issues have been found, I asked if it could be cancer and was told no tumors or cist we found wehn reviewing the xrays. We then tried to stop my BP meds thinking they could be the cause, but I could not stay off of them long enough to make a determination.
Avatar m tn If it is chronic pancreatitis, will it by definition worsen over the months or years or can it stay stable if I stay on a healthy diet, avoid alcohol, etc.??? Any advice appreciated. I do realize that I likely need to get back to the GP, but I'm most curious as to whether chronic pancreatitis ALWAYS worsens no matter what. I'm 46 and want to of course stay healthy in the second half of life.
Avatar n tn In July of 2011 I became very sick. "Out of it", lethargic, sterrorhea, and one particular episode where I had an electric shock feeling in my mid abdemon for several seconds. After this moment, I felt horrible with moderate left side discomfort and generally feeling like I had the flu. Having an MRI which didn't reveal anything significant, I later went for EUS. Doctor indicated CP and life began with Creon. I have taken max levels of Creon 24K x 8/meal and sterrorhea remains.
Avatar n tn to take care of yourself and this illness. Follow your diet, stay away from alcohol and see your specialist often. Alot of what you mentioned sounds familar to Pancreatitis. The diareha, the continuous pain, the off colored stools. You are probably experiencing fatigue, mood swings, depression and/or extreme tiredness. My specialist told me it's exhausting being this sick and he is right. With your families help, you will be better in the future than you are today.
Avatar n tn I have had what my gastroenterologist calls mild pancreatitis several times in the last few years. What can I do to prevent the pancreatitis from re-occurring? Is there a specific diet? My doctor just says, "bed rest, lots of fluids, a light diet." I'm not sure what "a light diet" means. Since I already eat light (6 VERY small meals a day - due to my many intestinal surgeries), I don't know what more I can do.
Avatar f tn I was on a very strict diet and medication for the next year. Since then I have taken very good care of myself and have seen doctors regularly. In follow up cat scans, radioligusts can't even tell anything was ever wrong. In 1996 I was told to stay away from caffine and alcohol completely. Was the doctor being over protective as I was living in the dorms as an 18 year old college freshman? I am now a 32 year old woman who has barely touched caffine and had zero alcohol.
Avatar n tn However, my Amylase continues to be elevated and I am concerned, as is my doctor, about chronic pancreatitis leading to pancreatic cancer. I do not drink Alcohol and have not for 20 years. Can you offer any ideas for cause of the pancreatic enzyme elevation and treatments?
Avatar n tn Thanks Margie I have nagging pain almost everyday, sometimes in my stomach and sometimes in my back, I am being very careful with what I eat, No fried foods and low to no fatty foods. Last summer I realized I was getting addicted to pain meds so I stopped taking any narcotics. I have good days and bad ones.
Avatar f tn My 24 year old boyfriend has been hospitalized for acute pancreatitis 3 times: 03/07, 02/08, 05/08. He previously drank a lot, though he quit completely before the 3rd attack occured. CT revealed 2 pseudocysts. He has been referred to a specialist for an EUS, however he has no insurance and just applied for medicaid, which takes lots of time. The pain is reccurrent and he is barely able to eat or do much of anything.
1985662 tn?1327527494 Hi, How are you? Chronic pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas that does not improve and gets worse over time usually presents with abdominal pain that may last from hours to days and eventually may be continuous. Pain medications, limiting pancreas activity through stopping food or fluid by mouth. Drinking plenty of liquids and eating a low-fat diet as well as eating small, frequent meals may help. Limiting caffeine and avoiding alcohol may also be done.
Avatar m tn I am concearned about possible pancreatitis. Can Gerd Mimic pancreatitis? I don't drink alcohol, non smoker, 5 foot 9 inches , 212 pounds, bp normal. everything is normal except this pain. Also of mention I have degenerative disk disease in the lower spine, unknown about the thoracic spine. I am tired of living in constant fear of pancreatitis. I would appreciate any info you could give me. The pain is never so bad I double over and movement tends to aggrevate it. Thanks for any info.
Avatar f tn Is there something that can be done holistically to aid my pancreas in functioning properly. I did not change my diet much after gallbladder surgery! Is the damage already done? I do not drink alcohol and I know that can be a contributing factor. Could all this pain result from severe constipation or possibly a blockage? My stools were very thin.
Avatar n tn All idiopathic means is the doctors can not determine how the person got pancreatitis. 70-80% of all cases are from alcohol use and abuse. Obviously that is not the case in your senario. I am an adult (37) and have found it a trying thing to convince the specialists that I do not drink, nor did this happen because of drinking in the past. I haven't drank alcohol for 12 years and before that it very light drinking. Maybe a beer or two here and there. I have been having problems since 1999.
Avatar n tn Jodi, From what you have already explained, it does sound as though chronic pancreatitis may be your problem. I have CP and experienced many of the same symptoms before I was diagnosed. I still have pain, but much of my problems are controlled by a low fat diet, enzyme supplements with meals and snacks, antioxidants and vitamins, and class II narcotics when my pain episodes are unmanageable. I've pasted some information from a research source below for you to review.
902019 tn?1249865014 I was diagnosed 2 years ago with AIP, have a 25 year history of autoimmune disorders (eosinophilic vasculitis, mild Sjogren's). Usually have done well with prednisone for the various flare-ups but with AIP, still recurring symptoms and the elevated IgG4 periodically. Next step may be Imuran. Is there anyone out there who has had good results with Imuran for autoimmune pancreatitis?
Avatar n tn Second, has anyone on here that has been diagnosed with any form of Pancreatitis taken any diet suppliments? I have Idiopathic Severe Chronic Pancreatitis. I want to lose some weight and excersizing alone is not doing it due to the meds I take.
Avatar n tn I know from experience how awful pancreatitis can be, and hope he at least has a decent pain management doc. I can't imagine going through a huge surgery like a Whipple only to have it fail. Do the docs give you any idea at all as to why he is still having attacks? Another blockage? Scar tissue? Anything? It may be true that there really isn't anything left to do. People with chronic pancreatitis sometimes suffer for years and years until the pancreas basically burns itself out.
Avatar m tn I have had 2 acute pancreatitis episodes within 3 months. I have changed my diet and am not drinking alcohol after years of drinking. I did not have a drinking problem, I was a moderate to heavy drinker but did not consider it a problem. My question is after a period of inactivity, say 6 months to a year, is it okay to have a beer or two and go back to normal eating habits? Not eating or drinking like before, but a few beers or drinks on a night out or the weekend?
Avatar n tn A very strict low-fat diet and complete abstinance of any alcohol are most important. Gallbladder problems and alcohol cause 60-75% of the cases of people diagnosed with pancreatitis. Other causes can be from drugs used to treat other medical conditions, hereditary conditions, or post-ERCP testing. You didn't say whether your doctor discussed this with you.
Avatar n tn as I understand it several acute attacks can lead to this condition, I think I,m borderline at the moment, I just lay off the alcohol, (difficult when you live in a village with 26 pubs (bars)you should get some good diet tips in this forum there is a lot of experience between us all! it helps to talk. Have you had a c.a.t scan to see if your pancreas is enflamed or if you have cyst,s.
Avatar m tn 1st U/S didn't show anything in specific but showed my bile looked dense/muddy (not confirmed by following U/Ses). Then I had an MRI/MRCP which showed up pancreatitis. I was hospitalized and as usual, put on food abstinence and received IV Fluids only... After a week in, things seemed to have calmed, hyperamylasemia/uria was also going away, as well as pain. I was let go and went back with a strict nonfat diet which I followed.
Avatar m tn Couple days later I went to the doctor where he told me I have pancreatitis due to alcohol, based on the fact that I told him the week prior to symptom start I had been drinking more than I usually do (I would be exaggerating by saying I had at least 2 or 3 beers a day for about 10 days, because I was on days off after camp work, with maybe one or two days where I actually got over a buzz point).
Avatar n tn I have searched and searched the internet for a no fat diet to fight acute pancreatitis. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!